Moving to Secondary School
Follwing their time at Mabe School, your child will begin secondary education. The majority of children transfer to Penryn College, which caters for boys and girls between the ages of 11 and 16. The school hosts induction evenings where parents and children can explore the college and meet with tutors. Other events include an Induction Week for Years 5 & 6 and an Intake Day for Year 6 every July. The Penryn College website states that, "Its unique relationship with surrounding primary schools - known as the "Penryn Partnership" - helps primary children to settle in to the college whilst adjusting to their new environment."
Headteacher: Mr P Walker
Phone: 01326 372379
A small number of pupils choose Falmouth School. They offer a transition week during July in order to help the children build bridges and alleviate any worries. In addition to this week, Falmouth School have Step Up Parent' Meetings, Primary Transition Meetings, Headteacher's Presentaions and Step-Up Academies.
Headteacher: Mrs Brenda De Sousa
Phone: 01326 372386
Mabe School is fortunate to be part of the Penryn Partnership.
The Partnership is comprised of Penryn College and it's feeder primary schools, including Mabe, Perranarworthal, Flushing, Kennall Vale, Constantine, Mawnan Smith and Mylor, forming what is also known as the Penryn Network Learning Community.
It encourages good links between the schools, providing a wider range of opportunities for children aged 4-16, and adding to their greater sense of community.
Partnerships such as this provide an effective education service in rural communities, where primary schools are smaller, encouraging a sharing of resources and building of support networks. Teaching staff benefit from the dissemination of good practice, an improved quality of training and the sharing of cross curricular teaching.
Our children have the opportunity to take part in the numerous holiday time activities that are on offer, such as football, rugby, surfing, tennis, abseiling, or drama and art.
We have a Penryn Partnership Governor from each of the schools, so that we can develop the Partnership further, improving standards throughout and enabling the children to receive the best education and opportunities that the whole learning community can offer.